Yoskay Yamamoto: The Upside of Down

The Upside of Down marks the first solo show for both Japanese artist Yoskay Yamamoto as well as the Los Angeles space, project:gallery. The concept behind the exhibition rises from an internal conflict with Yoskay's alter-ego "Inskay" ("In" meaning "dark" in Japanese, whereas "Yo" means "light"). The show consists of a series of acrylic paintings on wood and paper, all related to the struggle between …

MoMA Design Store: Destination Japan

MoMA Design Store recently launched Destination Japan, an exclusive product collection of housewares, accessories and design objects usually available only Japan. Available for a limited time, it features a range of items—from those created by well-known Japanese designers to pop accessories and well-designed everyday items. The mascot for the the collection "Mochi" (pictured above) is a homage to the Japanese fascination with kawaii (cute) and …

E&Y: Greenland

Just steps from the infamous In any case, the new products were connected by a sense of humility and serenity lacking in many releases this year. E&Y has brought several products by Scandinavian designers to the market this year, notably Mårten Claesson, Cecile Manz, and Mika Tolvanen. Tolvanen designed Riuku (which means lath in Finnish), a bench made from nyatoh wood that resembles a sawhorse—it's …